Words By: Charles Edwards-Freshwater
There any many names in couture that are entirely iconic. After all, the very nature of couture itself is to stand out due to its exquisite craftsmanship, taking fashion back to a time where everything was individual and made with the most precise attention to detail. Finding this commitment to the unique is not often easy in the modern world however, especially if you’re looking for something classic that doesn’t follow the fleeting trends. That is, of course, unless you look towards the skills of designer Stewart Parvin.
The name behind two charming boutiques, a bridal boutique at 17 Beauchamp Place and an innovative womenswear space on 14 Motcomb Street, Stewart Parvin is a designer of whom you can instantly tell adores flattering the female form with his fashions, every single piece he creates a lesson in feminine elegance that is as timeless as it is relevant to the styles and fit of the modern day woman. Dedicated to creating gowns and separates that are understated and always appropriate, Stewart has now become one of the UK’s most highly respected designers of all.
Of course, all great designers have beginnings, and Stewart Parvin’s story started after years of training under the esteemed couturier Donald Campbell. Originally honing his skills whilst making clothes for foreign royal families, Stewart then launched his own label in 1995, wanting to bring his unique take on timeless glamour to a wider audience.
What is most important about the decision to start his own label was that Stewart wanted to dress women, not young pretty things who would look good in anything. By concentrating his talents on celebrating the diversity of female forms and making sure that his beautiful couture is the perfect fit every time, Stewart Parvin has become one of the favourite fashion and bridal designers of many, even designing pieces for Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II herself.
Obviously designing pieces for British royalty is no small achievement, and because of this his couture boutique has never been more popular. Standing pride of place in the ever fashionable Belgravia, this welcoming boutique is the perfect showcase for all of Stewart’s couture lines and really presents him as a creative talent. Full of elegant evening wear, perfectly tailored suiting, cocktail dresses and meticulously crafted daywear separates, the space forms a strong part of the Stewart Parvin identity, every piece completely made to measure to ensure that a woman of any proportions can find something flattering, chic and unique to them.
It is this tailored approach to style that has solidified Stewart Parvin as such a success story, and no matter what item you choose your pattern, toile and final garment will be completely made to your measurements, making sure that no matter what piece captures your attention the final look will always be immaculate.
Stewart Parvin’s womenswear is just one string on his bow however, and it is in his award winning bridal wear that his skills reach a whole new level. Beautifully presented in a showroom lit with the flickering flames of Diptyque candles and amongst the fragrance of beautiful fresh orchids, Stewart Parvin’s bridal wear is a testament to timeless beauty through the ages and all of the gowns are a fairytale of romance and design that are guaranteed to make any big day all the more spectacular.
Echoing the same approach to classic and understated chic that has made his name legendary amongst women of great style, the bridal wear Stewart designs is almost an enhanced version of his traditional couture and holds all of the same values at the core. Whether you want a shorter gown with a fitted silhouette or a more resplendent gown that offers the traditional ball gown shape, every one of his bridal pieces is different and appealing, offering women a chance to find a gown that suits their style as well as their silhouette.
The boutique itself is a haven of bridal bliss, and in its private fitting floor brides can try on their potential showstoppers in absolute privacy and comfort, not letting the judgement of others effect their opinions on the dress until they have fallen for it themselves in their own realm of reflection. Helped by Stewart Parvin’s team of bridal consultants and fitters who offer expert, knowledgeable advice upon request, a trip to Stewart Parvin’s bridal boutique is an all important step towards finding the gown of your dreams.
One very important aspect of Stewart Parvin’s designs is that he understands that all women are different, a fact that is all the more significant for brides looking for the perfect dress. As such, a private appointment can be scheduled with Stewart and he can work with you to create the wedding dress of your dreams, combining the elements you like whilst ensuring that the design still exudes the clean and classic aesthetic for which his name is always attached.
A pioneering designer who has enchanted royalty, celebrities and all manner of other stylish ladies, Stewart Parvin has a unique grasp of what makes a woman feel wonderful, a keen eye for fit and flair that ensures that his designs are never anything other than perfection in every seam and stitch. After all, you can’t expect anything less than from a man who has made his name on precision and absolute beauty in every piece he creates.
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